September 23–October 22
Two Saturday classes, September 23 and October 21, 9am-2pm, Shea A8
Five Sunday classes, September 24 and October 1, 8, 15 and 22, 10:45am-12:15pm, Shea A6
If you are thinking of marriage, are engaged, or have been married less than two years, this class is for you. Preparing for Marriage is a 12-session couple’s experience that will equip you to live together in dynamic connection for life. The sessions include thought-stimulating teaching by marriage professionals, in-class mentoring, and materials to foster spiritual and emotional growth in the early years of marriage. Topics include spiritual and sexual intimacy, his needs and her needs, how to talk to each other, finances, roles and expectations, and more.
Our vision is that couples will turn to Christ and the church to learn how to build a godly marriage—one that becomes a model for their peers.
Important Registration Information
To register for Preparing for Marriage, please complete these two steps:
1. Fill out the Preparing for Marriage Application.
2. Fill out the online class registration form below and pay for the class. You will be directed to a payment page to complete your registration after filling out the form. You may also drop off or mail a check to Scottsdale Bible Church, 7601 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85260. The registration fee is $160 per couple. If your wedding will be at Scottsdale Bible, the Preparing for Marriage class fee is included in the wedding package.
Included in the registration fee is the online Life Innovations Prepare-Enrich Relationship Inventory, which helps you understand the strengths and growth areas in your relationship. After your registration is complete, you will be set up to take this online inventory. It will then be reviewed with you as a couple by one of our Life Innovations certified individuals or couples.
Also, after registering for the Preparing for Marriage class, you may stop by the Marriage Ministry office and pick up a copy of Bobb Biehl’s book, Getting to Really Know Your Life-Mate-to-Be. It is a great resource to help you see your own marriage expectations and those of your soon-to-be spouse.
To read testimonies of couples who have attended Preparing for Marriage, click here.